Hotels, flights, rental cars…they’re all expenses of the past when you choose to travel in an RV. However, if you’re a solo traveler or a couple exploring together, some RVs can actually offer too much space.
If you’re looking for a happy medium between spacious and functional, there’s one kind of RV that will check every box: small Class C RVs!
We’ve put together a list of the smallest Class C RVs on the market. Let’s help you find your dream RV!
The Smallest Class C RVs On the Market
The Phoenix Cruiser
The Phoenix Cruiser is the smallest of the smallest Class C RVs!
At less than 22 feet in overall length, it’s a compact little guy that squeezes a lot of living space into its shell. You’ll be able to lounge on the sofa, sit at the table for meals or card games, and stow your snacks in the pantry or fridge.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t include a separate bunkroom–there’s simply not space for it. Instead, the sofa folds down into a bed.
If you only need room for two people to sit, you can also choose to fold down the center console of the sofa, revealing a cupholder and some extra storage for smaller items like remotes or cards!
The Winnebago Minnie Winnie 22R
Despite the play on “mini” in its name, the Winnebago Minnie Winnie is actually in the middle in terms of the smallest Class C RV rankings. It’s just under 24 feet in length.
However, this is still a pretty small Class C, and with those extra couple of feet, you get some considerable upgrades.
The Minnie Winnie 22R is more open than the Phoenix Cruiser, allowing for easier maneuvering through your space. Instead of being tucked in the back corner, the kitchen is front and center, established right across from the dinette.
(You’ve likely seen this design before–it’s typical of larger RVs and travel trailers.)
The kitchen includes an oven as well as a stovetop and microwave, making it one of the best-outfitted kitchens on this list.
The other major plus to this small Class C RV: it has not one, but two bunks that are separated from the main living space!
There’s a bunkroom tucked away in the back, as well as a bunk placed over the driver’s cab.
The Winnebago Ekko
Unlike the Minnie Winnie, the Winnebago Ekko sticks a bit closer to the smaller end of the Class C RV scale.
At 23 feet in length, it’s a tad smaller, and you get to keep some of the pros of the larger Winnebago, such as a separate bunkroom.
However, this bunkroom is separated from the main area by a curtain, not a door. It also includes two twin bunks instead of one queen, so keep that in mind!
Because you get the bunkroom, you do lose a couple of other features. You won’t find an oven or sofa in this small Class C RV.
Instead, the Ekko is built for function over finery. In place of a sofa or a traditional dinette, you’ll find car seats (with seatbelts included!) with a dinette table that can fold down in front of them.
The Thor Four Winds 22B
The Thor Four Winds 22B isn’t quite as small as other models on this list. However, its 24-foot length buys you a double-sided dinette, a bunkroom with a queen bed, and an over-the-cab bunk area.
Unfortunately, despite its extra room, you won’t find a sofa or oven included in this small Class C RV.
It does include a microwave and a stovetop.
The bathroom in this model includes a shower and a corner sink. No more campground showers for you!
The Gulfstream BT Cruiser 5210
At just 22.5 feet, the Gulfstream BT Cruiser 5210 is only slightly larger than the Phoenix Cruiser. However, its interior couldn’t be more different!
This is a more “open concept” RV than most of the smallest Class C RVs. While you can choose to get the typical RV furniture–a dinette and a sofa–you can also choose to have two spacious sofas instead.
The sofas include seatbelts, so if you’re a family looking for a smaller RV that can still fit everyone, you’re in luck.
This is also a great pick for those who like to entertain while camping or for those who like to bring friends along on their camping excursions.
Again, there is no separate bunkroom; instead, the sofa (or sofas!) can fold open.
This RV also has a stovetop and a microwave but no oven.
The Renegade Vienna
At just about 25 feet in length, the Renegade Vienna only barely counts as a small Class C RV. However, if you’re not willing to totally abandon a spacious interior in favor of a less bulky vehicle, this is one of the best Class Cs you can choose that still lands on the smaller end of the Class C spectrum.
The Vienna offers a couple of unique features that make it stand out, including the fact that it has a reclining sofa installed instead of a dinette. Rather than include a small table and two cramped seats, the Vienna has a sofa that really allows you to kick back and relax.
This means you’ll have to accept not having a proper table, but the tradeoff may just be worth it, especially since you can fold down the middle portion of the sofa and create a “table” of sorts!
The Vienna also offers a queen bed and an over-the-cab bunk. However, the queen bed is not fully separated from the living area.
The Forest River Sunseeker LE 2350
At exactly 25 feet in length, the Forest River Sunseeker is another Class C RV that only just qualifies as “small.” However, we had to include it due to a couple of unique features that set it apart from the crowd!
Firstly, the Sunseeker includes an extra piece of countertop. You can flip this portion of the counter up when you need it and fold it down when you don’t.
This is a small detail, but you’d be surprised how it completely transforms your experience camping in your small Class C RV. You can get extra room to prep your meals without sacrificing that space in your RV.
Secondly, this Sunseeker floor plan not only has a separate bunkroom…the bathroom also happens to be connected to it!
You no longer have to fumble your way out of the bunkroom and down the narrow RV hallway to reach the bathroom in the middle of the night.
This can be counted as a pro AND a con. However–if you have guests over, you’ll have to let them go through your bedroom to access the bathroom.
You will also find a stove and a dinette that can convert into a sleeper sofa in this model.
The East to West Entrada
Let’s go back to the smaller end of the scale if only a little! The East to West Entrada 2200S comes in just shy of 24 feet in length, and you get some truly exciting perks with it.
The Entrada 2200S also offers a flip-top counter, but that’s not all–in the kitchen, you’ll also find a gorgeous stovetop, a sizable oven for an RV, a big sink, and some pretty stunning countertop finishes.
Out of all the models on this list, the Entrada is by far the homiest. When you walk in, you can’t help but feel as though you’re staying in a cute little cottage, not a home on wheels!
Unfortunately, you do lose a couple of features if you choose this small Class C RV–namely, the sofa and the fully separate bunkroom. However, the queen bed in the back is somewhat partitioned off by the dining area’s wall, and there is a second bunk above the cab.
The Coachmen Cross Trail
The Coachmen Cross Trail 20CB rings in just under 24 feet in length, but it jams quite a few of our favorite features into that smaller space.
With a flip-up countertop, a surprisingly spacious bathroom, a separate bunkroom and cab bunk, and a unique dinette arrangement, it sets itself apart from some of the other models on this list in terms of unique layout.
However, you won’t find an oven in this unit, nor will you find a sofa.
The Coachmen Freelander
Last but not least is the Coachmen Freelander 22XG!
This RV has a couple of fascinating features that make it one of the more unusual picks out of the smallest Class C RVs out there.
Firstly, the bunkroom isn’t separated from the living area, which isn’t new…however, the bed itself is quite different!
This queen bed is actually a Murphy bed, meaning it can be folded up into the wall when not in use. That means you actually get some considerable additional space in your RV during the day.
The dinette is also different than most of the others you’ll see. It’s designed more like a restaurant booth, long and curved at the end, and you can remove and replace the table as needed.
It doesn’t include a flip-top counter; however, you can always install one!
Class C RV FAQ
What makes a Class C different from a Class B?
Firstly, Class Bs are generally smaller than even the smallest Class C RVs.
Secondly, Class Bs are different than your typical RV. They’re really just vans that have been outfitted with living amenities. Class Cs are shaped similarly, but they’re not built as vans. Like most RVs, they’re built with walls and a cab, so they end up looking more like the RVs you’re familiar with.
While Class Bs are more compact–and, therefore, easier to drive and park anywhere–they might be a bit too small for the full-time or frequent RV traveler to really feel at home.
What are the benefits of choosing a small Class C over a Class B, Class A, or even a larger Class C?
As mentioned, Class Cs offer more space than Class Bs, though they definitely don’t offer the truly expansive interior many Class As do.
However, Class As and many Class Cs can be a bit daunting for new RVers. Though the more spacious interior is a major pro in their favor, the learning curve on driving, maneuvering, and parking an RV can scare people off.
So Class As and most Class Cs are too large. Class Bs are too small. But the smallest Class Cs on the market tend to strike the exact balance needed between them all.
Class Cs are easier to park, easier to maneuver through campground roads (trust us, these can be narrower than you think!) around sharp corners, and easier to feel at home in.
They contain all of the usual RV amenities–sofas, dining sets, kitchens, etc.–without the bus-like heft.
Are there any cons to choosing a small Class C?
There are a few things you might have to give up depending on what model you choose.
Some of the smallest Class C RVs only have stovetops, not full kitchens–others don’t have bunkrooms or overhead bunks.
Some of the layouts can also be a bit cramped.
However, most offer pros that balance out the cons!
Head Out on Your Next Big Adventure in Your Small Class C!
No matter what you’re looking for in your RV, one of the smallest Class C RVs is bound to check all your boxes!
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